SCREEN + SOUND 2

MSS2SSB

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the impact of screen and sound texts on film spectators, television viewers, mobile publics and online browsers. Students draw on key concepts from spectatorship theory to explore identification, empathy, affect, ethics and embodiment in different screen and sound environments. Students undertake close analysis of screen and sound texts, write an individual essay and present a small-group creative project in class.  The subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognise the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities, now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to apply key concepts to screen and sound texts

Activities:
Tutorial exercises and Assessment 1 require students to analyse the concept of identification and apply it to a range of real-world and fictional scenarious available to them through film and television. Students use central and acentral imagining to relate to situations of global significance in terms of ethics, empathy and affect.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Ability to conduct research into public screen spaces and present that research in tutorials.

Activities:
Students learn discipline specific concepts by researching and reporting on a public screen and sound environment. They present their observational and quantitavie research in tutorials, listen actively to feedback, and show respect to other students when asking questions. They manage their time and resources effectively.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Capacity to collaborate on a creative project addressing a problem in digital screen and sound culture.

Activities:
Group presentation identifying and describing a discipline-specific problem in audio-visual form for class feedback and evaluation. Students will reflect on teamwork, communication and ethical behaviour within the group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word analysis of 2 screen texts, defining and applying key concepts covered in weeks 1-4.This assessment develops student capacity to explain how identification with global situations is strucutred by different screen genres, including current affairs TV, feature films and documentary.40 01
One 750 word report on observational research with quantitative data and graph.This assessment requires students to present observational and quantitative data to analyse the use of digital screens in public spaces, such as Federation Square, shopping malls, museums, IMAX, the airport, sporting arenas.20 02
One 1500 word equivalent group presentation and individual report reflecting on teamwork.This assessment requires students to work in small groups to devise and present a creative project on human adaptation to digital screen and sound culture. Individual written reports will reflect on the challenges of teamwork.40 04